ChiRunning ~ Yoga ~ Wine Tasting ~ Nutrition ~ Recovery ~ Mindfulness for Runners.
Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, California, (Cost from $745)
Sally Mitchell, Yoga Instructor, ChiRunning/ChiWalking Instructor, Massage Therapist, Integrative Health and Wellness Coach
Join us for an energizing yoga, running and wine tasting weekend getaway in beautiful Sonoma wine country! Improve your health and fitness, destress from your every day life, and connect with other like minded active runners and yogis!
Learn injury-free and energy efficient ChiRunning and ChiWalking, for all levels of runners, wannabe runners or hikers, making running or walking effortless by letting gravity do the work. Blending principles of Tai Chi with running and walking, you move from your core muscles, allow gravity to assist your forward momentum, and let your legs relax. This reduces impact and eliminates the cause of injury, helping you to run or walk more safely, for longer, feel lighter and more relaxed, run or walk faster, further, and enjoy running or walking for a lifetime! You'll learn proper alignment and posture, injury prevention and energy efficiency techniques, efficient breathing, and mindful and meditative running tips.
The yoga classes will be mostly Vinyasa Flow for all levels, linking movement with the breath, moving your body through both power and restorative poses, and there will be Yin classes offered as well, that include deep stretches for active recovery after running or hiking. With creative and balanced sequences, strengthening and lengthening, detoxing and pranayama, you will experience a strong, safe and supportive practice. Modifications and options will be provided for different abilities.
Connect mind, body and soul. Transform your running and your self!
All levels are welcome and encouraged. We will have multiple run/hike leaders for the runs and hikes to assist with varying distances and paces.
"An inspiring weekend with amazing women from across the U.S. The ranch setting was serene and quiet and allowed for learning, self-discovery and new friends. Highly recommend!" ~ Patricia, Aug 2015
"Eye-opening to realize that there is a different form to running! Had to re-learn everything. Sally was very patient with us in taking us through the workshop." - Tamami
"My running injuries are healing well thanks to you and ChiRunning. I can even run on pavement without further damaging my body. Also, bruising on my toes are almost gone. You are a miracle worker!" - Rowena
Read more at https://bodyflows.com/yoga-retreats/california-run-retreat.php